Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, just 54 percent of adults with work-related asthma—asthma triggered by an exposure at work—have been vaccinated against the infection.
After reviewing Senator Lindsey Graham’s and Senator Bill Cassidy’s proposal to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) says it strongly opposes the bill.
Three out of ten American children aged 10-17 are either overweight or obese – something that puts them at increased risk of lifelong chronic diseases, according to the just-released 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH).
New research led by American Cancer Society (ACS)researchers finds that after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the percent of uninsured decreased substantially in Medicaid expansion states among the most vulnerable patients: low-income nonelderly adults with newly diagnosed cancer.
Harvey may have been downgraded from hurricane status to tropical storm, but it continues to produce extraordinary amounts of rain, bringing misery to residents of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana. Forecasters say the area can expect heavy rain to persist throughout the Labor Day weekend.
Breathing particulate-laden air causes stress hormones to spike, according to new research. This could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span.